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Anthony Bourdain’s Second Book Out Soon; Eric Ripert Was Not Always a Gentle Giant in the Kitchen

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Anthony Bourdain’s follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called “Alan Richman Is a Douchebag.”
[Grub Street]

Two chefs in Portland — one of whom was Brady Lowe of Cochon 555 — resorted to fisticuffs over out-of-state pigs being permitted at Cochon 555’s after-party.
[Eater]

Eric Ripert admits he used to be a terror in the kitchen, until he decided to change because, he says, he doesn’t believe “a cook who is terrorized can cook good food.”
[Eater]

The Lion’s John DeLucie was caught with a muppet — the two were filming a “Word on the Street” segment for Sesame Street in front of Tartine.
[Eater]

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